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GORAKHPUR, India - When Durga Prasad heard of the mysterious job with the hefty paycheck, he jumped at it, no questions asked.
The work could be risky — Prasad figured he'd be asked to smuggle drugs into Nepal — but for the itinerant laborer from Uttar Pradesh, one of the poorest states in India, the money was worth it: 250 rupees a day, about $6.
"I knew it must be some illegal work because no one pays so much money to an illiterate person like me," Prasad said.